A cash flow forecast created using Finanscapes

Cash flow forecast template (without the Spreadsheet!)

9 June 2015

Looking for a simple cash flow forecast template? We can help, and it doesn’t involve a single Spreadsheet!

The first time you are required to do a cash flow forecast is normally for your business plan or for a potential investor who wants you to provide evidence of you fiscal responsibility so they can assess the level of risk involved in their potential investment. Sound familiar?

Keep reading…We can help.

Pitfalls of a cash flow forecast template

Many start-ups, entrepreneurs, micro-businesses and SMEs are given an Excel Spreadsheet as a cash flow forecast template, by a mentor or consultant, to follow but what they don’t tell you are the pitfalls of using a Spreadsheet for forecasting:

We have seen so many start-ups and entrepreneurs fail because they have relied on incorrect Spreadsheets that contain formulae which started off accurate but broke due to additional rows and columns being added. This additional information or data has then thrown out important formulae, without any warning to the user, and entire business plans have been based on inaccurate forecasts.

So we came up with an alternative to the traditional cash flow forecast template…

Enter the information and let us do the hard work

FINANSCAPES offers a specific forecasting tool which has been developed following more than ten years of working with start-ups and entrepreneurs to help them achieve commercial success.

With FINANSCAPES forecasting tool, you don’t need to worry about the formulae, calculations or maths – just enter the numbers and let us do the hard work for you!

We understand the common pitfalls of the first three years of a new business so we created a tool to take away the fear and risk involved in forecasting the financial future of your new business.

With FINANSCAPES, we do all the hard work for you so you don’t need a template. We offer a FREE trial of our software so you can try before you buy. We are even on hand to answer any question as you go.

We don’t just offer you a cash flow forecast template, our forecasting software is setup to show you; forecasted cash flow, profit and loss, break-even point and even different scenarios of business ideas.

Information you’ll need before you start

Before you can take full advantage of our forecasting software, you will need certain information to hand so you can get the most out of our forecasting tool.

  1. Start-up and one-off costs
  2. Equipment purchases & costs
  3. Overheads
  4. Initial funding and / or loans
  5. Product lines including unit cost, sales price and sales forecasts

Once you have collected all of this information together, you can start your FREE trial of our forecasting software.

Benefits of our financial forecasting with FINANSCAPES

The biggest advantage of using FINANSCAPES to do all of your financial forecasting is that you don’t have to worry about the formulae, maths or calculations. You only need to have the financial ins and outs of your business and we will do the rest. This gives you complete peace of mind that the information you are basing important business decisions on is accurate and reliable.

But it doesn’t stop there…because we offer a FREE trial, you can see the benefits before you purchase, and then it is a single, one-off fee of £35.99 for a whole year's access.

FINANSCAPES is an online, cloud-based tool, so it can be accessed from anywhere you have an internet connection. This means you can login from anywhere, throughout the year, and see how the future of your business is looking.

You can also securely publish any or all of you forecasts so you can demonstrate your success to mentors, investors or any other significant stakeholder. You can even publish your forecasts to help secure additional funding.

The growth of your business depends on your grasp of the numbers. Trust the experts with the future of your business and focus your attention on what you do best – running your business.

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